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Great job, Jay!

 

Now for my comments/critiques:

 

I like the figure (you did a wonderful job on the painting), but I disagree on the basing. It feels incomplete to me. The base doesn't have to be too scenic to complete the scene, but it leaves me thinking it's unfinished and that you just gave up on it.

 

If I would have wanted a simple base, I'd have cut him off of that broccoli to put him on the wood OR I would've incorporated the broccoli into a simple base, probably used some green stuff to make it blend in around the edges to cover up the wood up top and go all the way to the edges.

 

I hope you notice that I start pushing you more and more and give you more tough love critiques now that you've really improved. I'm wanting to keep pushing you to get better and better as you have talent with your brushes.

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Great job, Jay!

 

Now for my comments/critiques:

 

I like the figure (you did a wonderful job on the painting), but I disagree on the basing. It feels incomplete to me. The base doesn't have to be too scenic to complete the scene, but it leaves me thinking it's unfinished and that you just gave up on it.

 

If I would have wanted a simple base, I'd have cut him off of that broccoli to put him on the wood OR I would've incorporated the broccoli into a simple base, probably used some green stuff to make it blend in around the edges to cover up the wood up top and go all the way to the edges.

 

I hope you notice that I start pushing you more and more and give you more tough love critiques now that you've really improved. I'm wanting to keep pushing you to get better and better as you have talent with your brushes.

You are the basing master Ub3R, and I know your critiques are always a desire to enhance.

I actually felt that I needed to do something totally different (for me) on this one.

I've never done a plain wood base, it appeals to me (maybe in a nordic design sense).

I am never offended when it comes to mini's, I'm a still learning, and this is a great place to make mistakes !

:rock:

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You are the basing master Ub3R, and I know your critiques are always a desire to enhance.

I actually felt that I needed to do something totally different (for me) on this one.

I've never done a plain wood base, it appeals to me (maybe in a nordic design sense).

I am never offended when it comes to mini's, I'm a still learning, and this is a great place to make mistakes !

:rock:

 

 

Wouldn't say I'm a basing master, but I appreciate the compliment nonetheless!  :blush:

 

For me, it's the broccoli that is really glaring in this instance, it pulls my eye away from your paint job to be honest. I have nothing against a very simple base if it looks appealing. This could look very appealing if that broccoli wasn't glaringly obvious. So I'd suggest, the next time you do a base like this, clip/cut/file that broccoli off and you'll see it'll make a huge difference.  ^_^

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Agreeing with Ub3r about the base.

 

Otherwise..Great King Lion I love the colours

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/bowsGracefully,

Excellent work Mr. Jason!

 

I agree with the fella's on this one. Although, if you wanted to keep the current base you could do a good wash in brown then dry brush with differing greens in a hazardous manner to add some dimension to it. I did my Lion Man figure for a similar reason. I wanted to see how dynamic I could make the original base.

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yup Jay... great lion

 

but the solid green broccoli is a bit much against the light yellow wood look.  I would have to agree with the crew..  Brocooli needs to go to make a nice display.   I also noticed you got a bit of the base green on the kings robe (in back near the tail) so you might want to touch that up.

 

The kings face and gold armour are my favourite parts of the mini. They are well done and the muzzlle color with its blending is especially nice.

 

The gems could use a bit of sparkle.. there are a number of guides on how to do this on the forum and it basically makes it look like the light is shining through and bouncing off them.  They do this by adding small shadows to the bottom and a single bright spot to the top (usually a small spot of white).

 

Like ub3r said.. you are leveling up and have requested that we keep pushing you .. so consider this a friendly push!

 

:;):

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yup Jay... great lion

 

I also noticed you got a bit of the base green on the kings robe (in back near the tail) so you might want to touch that up.

Like ub3r said.. you are leveling up and have requested that we keep pushing you .. so consider this a friendly push!

 

:;):

Thanks Robinh...

The green on the Lions tail is an optical illusion.  Its the way the photo picked up the base.. there is no green on the tail.

I think if I were to do this over again (I'm Not).  I would build a tower battlement out of green stuff and surround him with that

on the gray stone base.  However, I'm just going to chalk the base up to experience. 

Thanks for the input  !

And Yes, I do appreciate all the suggestions. 

I had a lot of fun painting this !

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Agreeing with Ub3r about the base.

 

Otherwise..Great King Lion I love the colours

Thanks Xherman1964.

The painting of this one was a hoot !

The gold work was extremely tedious...

Thank goodness I put down that layer of brown underneath;

Was a training run,and also an assist in shadowing !

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Dat face, Lub. Seriously, excellent work on him Jay. The blending on his face is superb, the robe and metals are beautiful. The color selections are beautiful.

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Dat face, Lub. Seriously, excellent work on him Jay. The blending on his face is superb, the robe and metals are beautiful. The color selections are beautiful.

Thank Tiniest Rhombus !

I really enjoyed doing the face.

I tried aging him up a bit, and spent a lot of time playing with the face, and the eye's.

With all the lion's being done, I had to give it a shot !

Thanks for your kind words.

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mange tusen takk Citrine !

Thanks for the like.

I need to start looking at your basing skills and learn some lessons from them.

Presentation of miniatures is taking a higher priority now !

Glad you liked what I painted !

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Oh, shiny!

 

I love the gold details all over his outfit. The lion heads on his armor really say something about his character.

 

If I would have a quibble, it is that his base and sword look a little dull next to all that magnificence.

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